Do you needlepoint light or dark colors first?
Stitch in the detail before you stitch in the background. After that, stitch any white or pale-colored areas, especially if they sit up against a dark-color area. By stitching the pale colors first you will prevent fibers from dark colors pulling through into them and causing a shadow.
Is half cross stitch the same as tent stitch?
Tent stitch variants
This method uses more yarn than half cross stitch tent stitch but is more hardwearing. Half cross stitch is worked horizontally or vertically across the canvas. On the back of the work, the stitch appears vertical or horizontal, not diagonal, and crosses only one thread.
What is a good needlepoint stitch for sky?
The Moorish stitch is a super-terrific needlepoint stitch for skies. The Moorish stitch is a “combination” stitch and that means two (or more) stitches combine to create a new stitch. Scotch stitch and tent stitch pair up, in this case, to create a combination that has a very definite diagonal directionality.